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Desert Dwellers’ ‘Breath Re-Imagined, Vol. 1’ taps Bluetech, Somatoast, Mindex, DRRTYWULVS, more as remixers

As the brainchild of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, Desert Dwellers closed a 13-year-long chapter with 2019’s Breath LP. The 10-track full-length was the final installment of the four-part series resembling the world’s natural elements, with the first two elements landing back in 2006 with Flames and Waves, and the earthly element following with 2009’s Roots.

However, the Desert Trax label heads are here to say that 13-year endeavor was never really the end. Rather, it was the start of a new beginning. Now they’ve turned the page on the second chapter with their new remix album, Breath Reimagined, Vol. 1. The package is the first of a series of remix albums to come, which they say will contain “three distinct electronic music genres/communities.”

The first volume calls on frequent friends, collaborators, and affiliates in their niche sound to re-envision each record in a new way. Whether its the indigenous tones of Bluetech‘s Berlin School remix of “Breathing The Mysteries,” Somatoast‘s psychedelic lounge music on “One That Shows The Way,” Mindex‘s reverberant bass lift of “Longing For Home,” or DRRTYWULVS‘ glitched-out organic tones in “Realms of Splendor,” Breath Reimagined is only the beginning.

The first volume arrives on Friend and Moontribe’s label, Desert Trax, which has long spotlighted many artists also delving into the global worlds genre.